Democrats Accused in Milwaukee Tire Slashing of Republican Vehicles

By: January 24, 2005
By: January 24, 2005

The son of first-term Congresswoman Gwen Moore is among five Democratic activists charged with vandalizing some Republican vehicles meant to be used on election day in Milwaukee.

Sowande Omokunde , as well as the son of former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt and three others are each charged with a felony count of criminal damage to property.

The five are accused of cutting the tires on some 20 vans and cars parked in a lot adjacent to a Bush campaign staging office. The vandalism was discovered by Republicans before the polls opened November second.

State Republican Party Director Rick Wiley says the disabled vehicles blocked others in the lot and delayed Republican poll watchers by a couple hours. Wiley couldn't say whether it prevented anyone from getting a ride to the polls.

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